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Buying a Home: How to Shop for a Mortgage

Buying a Home: How to Shop for a Mortgage

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ll likely need a mortgage unless you’re sitting on a large endowment of cash. From pre-approval to interest rates and mortgage insurance, determining and understanding what mortgage suits your needs can be a difficult and complex task. When shopping for a mortgage, it’s helpful to keep a few strategies and stepping stones in mind to help you make the best and most informed choice.

Midyear 2019 Economic Update

Midyear 2019 Economic Update

There is no doubt that we are now in the late-cycle phase of the expansion. Several months ago there was a real fear that the end was here, but concerns over a global recession have lessened. While we are seeing slowing in some quarters, the underlying economic fundamentals remain strong. We may be near the end of this expansion…

To love, or to hate annuities? That is the question

To love, or to hate annuities? That is the question

An annuity in its most basic form is a guaranteed income stream from the insurance company. Did you know that the social security check that we all hope is around by the time we retire is an annuity? Remember the glory days of when everyone retired with a secure pension? Those are annuities too. Then why do advisors and investors have such a serious love or hate relationship with annuities? The reason is a lot of these products have been misrepresented by commission hungry investment reps.